Landscape format. Ink and watercolours. Large modern grey stone building slanting down left to right. Behind on right a church steeple peeps over. In front is a 2-storey house-like building and in front of it is a yellow ice cream van with "Teddy's" on it. In front again to the left is a small thin leafless tree. The large building has several strips of windows the glass rendered in blue and turquoise. To the right are pillars, gates and railings of an entrance to somewhere else.

Dún Laoghaire Library

New Painting no 27
Update: SOLD

“Dún Laoghaire Library” (Dublin)

Mixed media 

On paper, 24 cm x 18 cm (9.5″ x 7″)  

Price €80 (+ €8 Registered post to Ireland; €15 P&P to rest of world) 

It was an unusual day when I went out to Dún Laoghaire to paint. Cold. But I’d timed my visit to avoid rain, so I cycled down to the harbour as like many people I find the East Pier has a gravitational pull when I’m in the area. It got colder. And as I walked along the upper level I realised there’d be no painting here today because which level I stood on I was in danger of being blown into the water. And it wasn’t any better out the back of the pier.

So I went to where I could shelter from the wind, which was pretty much anywhere away from the harbour. And then I looked at the library and thought, hey – that’s quite a view. Yes it is, I agreed with myself, sat on a wall and took my paints out. Then it rained and I put everything away and moved off for shelter. Then it stopped so I went back. Then a Teddy’s ice cream van parked right in my way, and I went hmm – until I realise it was an even better view now. Then it hailed. So I disappeared again. And on went the day, with snow and hail and rain and even sun. So I love this picture so much, because of all that weather.

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One response to “Dún Laoghaire Library”

  1. Liam avatar

    UPDATE: This painting is now SOLD.

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